By participating in EPIC, your child will gain the skills and attitudes to increase their social and school success. Children in early adolescence have not fully developed their abilities to think about long-term consequences and to use logic and reason to solve problems and decisions. In addition, at this stage the influence of their peers is magnified. There is increasing evidence that social–emotional skills—in the form of understanding emotions of one’s self and others, the ability to regulate emotions, problem solve, and engage in prosocial behaviors—will provide a foundation for a lifetime of success. All of these areas will be covered during this four-week series. Your child will have the opportunity to engage with peers through fun role plays, hands-on activities, and video modeling.


Saturdays, June 8th-29th
1:00 PM*- 3:00 PM

*Class on June 29th will begin at noon.


This class is appropriate for your child if:

  • they are between the ages of 7-11 or are going into 3rd-6th grade
  • they have difficulty maintaining friendships
  • they struggle with emotion management and problem-solving


Your child can expect to learn:

  • skills that strengthen the ability to learn
  • empathy and communication
  • emotional management and coping skills
  • problem-solving skills, goal-setting, and decision making


EPIC will meet four times on Saturdays at BRAINS Main Campus. Registration and waiver are required and space is limited. Each class is 2 hours in duration; the last class will begin at noon for a special lunch for class participants.

Presentations are facilitated by Renee Orr, LMSW and Bailey Palladino, MS, OTRL

$200.00, due at time of registration


Speak with a support staff by calling 616-365-8920 or visit us in the office. Registration will remain open until class is filled.

For more information, please call BRAINS at 616.365.8920

All groups, events, & classes are subject to change and/or cancellation dependent on attendance. Groups must meet the therapeutic & clinical requirements of both the participants & the facilitators. Families will be notified TWO WEEKS before the start of scheduled groups/classes to communicate a cancellation. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Cost of group is due in full regardless of session attendance. No discounts or refunds will be issued for missed sessions.